Grants available to celebrate cultural diversity

Published: 27 Aug 2018

Community organisations are invited to apply for grants that will support multicultural festivals, events and community projects across NSW.


The Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program invests in community projects, events and activities that foster community harmony and celebrate cultural diversity as a way of life.

Applicants for the first round of the program, Celebrating Diversity Grants – Events, can apply for up to $10,000 for events and festivals which celebrate cultural diversity.

From 5 November 2018 the second round of the program, Celebrating Diversity Grants – Projects, is open for applications of up to $40,000 for new projects and initiatives that bring communities together and make a lasting positive impact on social cohesion.

Last financial year, 160 unique multicultural festivals, projects and events across NSW were supported by grants from Multicultural NSW. This included Harmony Day celebrations, art, music and film festivals, and sporting events.

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams said the NSW Government is investing in multicultural communities across NSW to ensure cultural diversity continues to be one of the state’s greatest strengths.

“One of the best ways to connect with different cultures and traditions is to get involved in the many festivals and events held across NSW every week,” Mr Williams said.

“I particularly encourage new and emerging communities and regional organisations to apply for our grants.”

Applications for round one close 28 September 2018.

Find out more information about the Multicultural NSW Grants Program

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